COMPASSION TANZANIA

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Location: 1802 University St % John Henry Cook Helena MT 59601 USA

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a board member of Compssion Tanzania, striving to provide clean water and health education for the African people of Tanzania. I have not personally gone to Tanzania with our group to oversee the drilling of wells but it definitely is in my plans for the future. The people in or organization are passionate aboiut this project and each year we strive to drill more and more well for the health of the African people. I am honored to be a part of this Organization and will continue to strive to raise fund for this great project.

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I am able to see results from the pictures and the testimonies of the the groups that have traveled to Tanzania and it is very rewarding to be a part of raising the fund to the drilling of wells. I am proud that all of the money that is raised goes for drilling wells and health education only. the members of the group that have gone, go strickly on their own resourses.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I believe that this organization has a vision for the people of African to have clean water and is striving to provide education for the people to use only the clean water. I can't think of anything I would change

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Rating: 5 stars  

Compassion Tanzania has drilled 11 wells in Northern Tanzania in the past three years. This has brought clean water to the Villages and cuts the mortality rate by 50 % in these villages. The children can go to school and bring clean water home with them instead of hauling dirty water from mudholes, that they share with the animals. This dirty water is the cause of most of the sickness in these villages. None of the money donated to Compassion Tanzania for wells is used for administrative costs. The people that go to Tanzania to oversee the drilling of the wells pay their own airfare and other expenses. There is no place you can get more 'Bang for your Buck" then to donate to Compassion Tanzania.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing 11 wells being drilled to provide water to the 11 villages.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

like to see a way to help more people catch the vision for Compassion Tanzania and build a larger base of donors.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Compassion Tanzania is a boots-on-the-ground organization that really does the job of getting water to villages in N. Tanzania. As a church, we have, and will continue to donate to this charity, in which almost all of the monies goes into well drilling, placement and the needs of orphans and widows in the communities. Last year, our church was able to provide the funding for the water for an entire village... it turned out that for about $4.00 (the price of a latte) we were able to supply clean drinking water for an indivudual for life!
Compassion Tanzania is very well organized, hands on, and one of the very best locations for donated funding.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

We selected a village in No. Tanzania that was targetted to recieve a deep well, and supplied the funding for said well. The results were amazing and the village is now healthier, with running water from the well. Very gratifying!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Attempt to secure larger field donors... those who could help make a substantial impact into the field of deep well drilling and water supply in No. Tanzania. Our church funding is at too small a level to be as effective as the goals of Compassion Tanzania currently envision.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I traveled to Tanzania as a donor sponsor of two well with Compasion Tanzania in September 2010. The application and approval process for building the wells results in a functioning water board in each village. Local contacts maintained by Compassion Tanzania help them keep in touch with the local situation and developments. I met the drillers and contractors and witnessed the invoice detail first hand. The money raised to build wells by Compassion Tanania goes directly to the local driller doing the work. This is no in between, and Compassion Tanzania uses all of the money raised to fund the well building.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Tanzania, during my onsite visit there in September 2009.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the visibility of the organization to elevate donor support.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Compassion Tanzania is an organization with a simple purpose; to save the lives of some of the poorest people on Earth with clean drinking water and basic hygiene and sanitation education. They accomplish this by raising funds here at home, then partnering with the individual villages in Tanzania to see the wells drilled, fenced, maintained, and free for anyone to use along with providing basic education about water borne illness, carried by most of the ground water sources in the area, and easily preventable disease pathways that spread germs and illness among the people and kill many each year. Compassion Tanzania does this work with great integrity to assure that every dollar given and every dollar raised by volunteers goes directly to accomplish this work. No money is spent on administrative fees, or salaries, or travel expenses, or for any other purpose not related to getting clean water out of the ground and teaching people how to maximize the benefits of having a safe water source. I have personally worked with Compassion Tanzania for over two years now both in raising the funds and travelling to Tanzania to see a well drilled and help teach a basic hygiene and sanitation course. They are a wonderful and fun group of people to work with and are absolutely focused on seeing their goals accomplished.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The people served by Compassion Tanzania are truly among the poorest in the world. They have so little it is difficult to describe or even imagine. Many people, especially children, die each year in these areas from diseases which, in our culture, are easily preventable. The needs in Tanzania are great and many, but the villages with access to clean water just a basic education about disease prevention see an almost immediate increase in overall health.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the scope of fundraising to include more areas and more avenues of finance.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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I was taken back when I first heard about Compassion Tanzania and their mission to provide clean water to remote villages in Northern Tanzania. I was shocked Tanzanians are suffering because they don’t have clean water, something I waste every day. The news motivated me to help and serve where I could.

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As a board member, I have been amazed at the loving dedication the leadership has for a country so far away. Each member volunteers their time so not a dime of the funds will be taken away from the cause, clean water for Tanzanians. I have also been blessed by how giving Montanans and other Americans have been at our fundraisers. Every bit helps.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Compassion Tanzania's commitment and accountability is exceptional. If they keep on this path, God is going to do miraculous things I can’t wait to see.

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We have been involved with Compassion Tanzania for several years and our little country church here in Central Virginia has been blessed to contribute two deep wells with related equipment to two villages in Tanzania. I have personally known John Henry Cook who heads up this organization for better than 30 years and I can testify to his impeccable character and desire to follow God's will for his life. One young lady from our church went on a mission trip with Compassion Tanzania last September and was extremely impressed with the people there and Compassion Tanzania's tangible help in providing a ready source of clean drinking water to the villages there.

I can hardly think of any other way that so many deserving people can be helped but through the ministry of this well run organization. It is astounding in this day and age that 100% of the money given for wells actually goes to that program without any deduction for administrative or travel expenses. I think it is also noteworthy that the people who may be helped the most are the women and girls who would otherwise be traveling long distances each day for unclean water for their families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

help fund two separate wells and received feedback from the people effected.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not make any changes.

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